Special night for ball-goers

04:31, Jul 01 2013
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LOOKING SHARP: Kim Martin and Lance Hayward, and Mike Twaddle and Pip Donehue, share a moment at the Idea Services Ball.
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TOP NIGHT: Francis Russell and Anna Fenwick at the Idea Services Ball at Sopheze on the Bay.
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FAMILY AFFAIR: Shirley Leonard, left, with daughter Linda.
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FUN TIMES: Caitlin Benson with Hamish Upton dance the night away.
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NIGHT TO REMEMBER: Cane van Burien and Megan Tucker.
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NIGHT OUT: Ball-goers are all set to enjoy themselves at the Idea Services Ball.

A ball on Saturday night was all the more special for Megan Tucker after a member of the public answered her call for help to alter a dress.

Miss Tucker was one of 120 guests who arrived at Caroline Bay in transport ranging from vintage cars and hot rods to limousines for the ball, which was organised by the South Canterbury IHC Association.

It had been 17 years between balls, making night's event extra memorable for those attending. The ball-goers ranged in age from teenagers to retirees, according to association vice president Lynley Miller.

"It was a particularly good night. The minute the music started they were dancing."

While the organisation had regular social evenings, it had been 17 years since it had held a formal ball.

Many of those attending the event at Sopheze on the Bay lived in residences and supported living accommodation throughout the region.

Ball-goers were treated to a dancing display by Julie and Matthew Milne from the Julie Neill Dance Academy, and music from Big Picnic was a highlight of the evening, Mrs Miller said.

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